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Council seeking new member

By Nicholas Grube

Triplicate staff writer

Crescent City Council Member Herb Kolodner will attend his last council meeting acting as a decision-maker Monday.

Kolodner plans to resign from the council due to health reasons – mainly hearing difficulties, he said. The city will begin accepting applications the following day to fill his vacancy.

At the last council meeting on April 16, the group decided against a special election to fill Kolodner's seat, and instead will appoint a new member.

City residents wishing to become a council member must fill out an application, which can be picked up at City Hall. The form must be returned by 5 p.m. May 18.

"On the 21st, we'll have the interviews (of candidates), and hopefully pick someone then ... before the regular council meeting begins," City Manager Eli Naffah said.

Applications are required for the position, and the city will try to accommodate anyone who might want to apply but can't due to disabilities or other reasons, Naffah said.

Monday's council meeting, Kolodner's last, starts at 6 p.m. in the Cultural Center, located at 1001 Front Street.

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a council member

•What: Due to Herb Kolodner's resignation, the Crescent City council will appoint a new member to the decision-making group.

•Application: Anyone wishing to apply for the vacancy on the council can pick up an application at City Hall, 377 J St. Applications will be available Tuesday and are needed for consideration.

•Deadlines: Applications must be returned to City Hall by 5 p.m. May 18. Interviews for the position will be held May 21.


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